Middle School Course Guide

Academic Departments

About Middle School

Middle School is a critical time, a bridge between elementary education and secondary education, between late childhood and pre-adolescence. Our distinguished Middle School faculty is diverse and accomplished in a wide range of fields, but it is united in its passion for helping students make this transition a successful and rewarding one.

St. Stephen’s interdisciplinary approach to learning enables Middle School students to collaborate on projects within a course and across departments.

Sample Course of Study

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  • Grade 6

    English, Fine Arts, Global Connections, Health Discussion Groups, Information Literacy, Languages (Spanish, French, Chinese or Latin), Math, Fitness and Science
  • Grade 7

    American Studies, English, Fine Arts, Health Discussion Groups, Languages (Spanish, French, Chinese, or Latin), Math, Physical Education, and Science
  • Grade 8

    Cultures and Governance, English, Fine Arts, Math (Math III, Algebra I, Algebra I-A or Geometry), Languages (Spanish, French, Chinese or Latin), Fitness, Science and Theology

Middle School Fitness

Physical activity, recreation and competitive development are vital to a Middle School student's growth. At St. Stephen's, students in grades 6 to 8 are required to participate in athletics or fitness classes on five days of the seven-letter-day rotation. Students may choose to participate on an athletic team, in a fitness or Devil's Canyon Adventure Program class, or in the Soccer Academy or Tennis Academy. The school year is divided into three seasons with more than 15 different athletic options offered throughout the year. The Middle School athletic program operates under a no-cut policy, and coaches support all levels of athletic ability, from novice to expert.
 
Fitness classes introduce traditional sport offerings in a non-competitive environment and expose students to select non-traditional activities and games, such as ultimate Frisbee, yoga or pickleball. In addition, the Devil's Canyon Adventure Program utilizes more than 200 acres of campus trails for hiking and competitive mountain biking. All students are required to participate in the fitness program.

Middle School Athletic Offerings

Fall: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Flag Football and Volleyball

Winter: Basketball, Soccer and Swimming

Spring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, and Track and Field

Middle School Administrators

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  • Photo of Magnus Maccow

    Magnus Maccow 

    Head of Middle School
    University of South Florida - M.Ed.
    University of South Florida - B.A.
    2010
  • Photo of Cecelia Stewart

    Cecelia Stewart 

    Administrative Assistant
    University of Texas at Austin - B.S.
    2014
  • Photo of Eileen Wilson

    Eileen Wilson 

    MS Dean of Students
    Texas A&M University - B.S.
    Texas A&M University - M.Ed.
    2016
Address: 6500 St. Stephen's Dr., Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 327-1213